Going into the 2016-17 season, there were many questions surrounding the Boston College Eagles’ men’s basketball team, primarily stemming from the Eagles’ inability to win a game in conference during the 2015-16 season.
On New Year’s Day, in the first game of conference play for the Eagles, BC left little to doubt.
The Boston College Eagles, never trailing in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Syracuse Orange, routed their historic foes 96-81, snapping an ACC losing streak that has lasted 664 days.
The only time the Orange came close to overtaking the Eagles was at the at the 13:56 mark, when the Orange pulled even at 10 apiece. From there, the Eagles outscored the Orange 86-71, off a 30 point effort by Ky Bowman, going 7-for-8 from beyond the arc.
The Eagles efforts were also aided by a potent attack from beyond the arc. The Eagles shot 62% from beyond the arc, mystifying the famous Syracuse 2-3 zone.
The Orange also had offensive struggles of their own, going 38.2% from the field in the first half.
The Eagles continue ACC play against Wake Forest on Tuesday, Jan. 3.